Jack Fisher

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John Howard Fisher
(Fat Jack)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jack Fisher gave up a home run to Ted Williams in his final career at bat on September 28, 1960. He was part of the Baltimore Orioles' "Kiddie Korps" that season, a group of four starting pitchers 23 and under who enjoyed great success and helped the Orioles to a second-place finish. The others were Chuck Estrada, Milt Pappas and Steve Barber.

One year later, on September 26, 1961, Fisher gave up Roger Maris's 60th home run, which tied Babe Ruth for most in a season. And by an odd coincidence, in 1964 with the New York Mets, he became a teammate of Tracy Stallard, who gave up Maris' 61st home run. Jack also gave up the first home run ever hit at Shea Stadium. With the Mets, he twice led the National League in losses, in 1965 when he went 8-24, and in 1967, when he was 9-18. His career high for wins was 12 in 1960, while he had 13 or more loses in 6 different seasons, which explains why his lifetime winning percentage is only .382.

After his pitching career, Jack coached for Team USA when they won Bronze in the 1973 Intercontinental Cup and was pitching coach for the Columbia Mets in 1989-1990. He would eventually start in business, having opened Fat Jack's, a sports bar in eastern Pennsylvania.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1964-1967)

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